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Experts explained calls for the demolition of the monument to Baranov in Alaska

Advocating for the demolition of the monument to Alexander Baranov in the American city of Sitka (Alaska) are not able to fully understand the diversity of aspects of the history of Russian settlements in North America, told RIA Novosti the representatives of three non-governmental organizations.

Earlier, a group of residents of Sitka has proposed to remove from the centre of the monument the Governor of Russian settlements in North America in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries, Alexander Baranov. Most speakers for the demolition of the statue belongs to the indigenous people of trincity. The coordination Council of Russian compatriots of the USA (CARS) made an online petition against plans to demolish the monument. Mayor Gary Paxton told RIA Novosti that local authorities will consider the fate of the monument in July or August.

The mayor of the city in Alaska had not seen the bid of the monument Baranov

Authority of the city of Sitka in Alaska is not yet acquainted with the idea of the Fund on the purchase of the monument the Governor of Russian settlements in North America in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries, Alexander Baranov, which requires you to remove a group of residents of the city, reported Wednesday RIA Novosti by phone, the mayor of Sitka's Gary Paxton.

He did not comment on the possibility of making such suggestions.

Alaska will consider the question of the monument Baranov in July-August

The authorities of the American city of Sitka, Alaska, in July or August will consider the fate of the monument to Alexander Baranov, Governor of Russian settlements in North America, told RIA Novosti the mayor of Gary Paxton.

Sitka city Manager John Leach, in turn, told RIA Novosti that any dates for certain actions there.

Compatriots urged to keep a monument to the Russian ruler of Alaska

The coordination Council of Russian compatriots of the USA (CARS) made an online petition against plans to demolish the monument to ruler of the Russian settlements in North America in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries, Alexander Baranov.

As noted in the petition, posted on the website XORS, a group of residents of the city of Sitka (Alaska) has proposed to remove from the center of the city the statue of Alexander Baranov (1747-1819).

Alaska found new fragments of the remains of those killed in the crash

The military has learned in the framework of excavations at colony glacier, North of anchorage, Alaska, about 480 bags with fragments of the remains of those killed in a plane crash in 1952, reports the associated Press.

22 November 1952 there was a major plane crash outside anchorage. Military aircraft C-124 Globemaster, was flying from Washington state to Alaska, crashed into a mountain Gannett. Killing 41 passengers and 11 crew members. At that time the remains of the dead could not be retrieved, and the plane together with all its contents gradually fell to the foot of the mountain, where eventually became part of the glacier. About accident actually forgotten, while military training mission have not found a yellow life raft in the glacier. In 2012, work began on the sweep of the glacier in search of human remains and wreckage.

"Michael Jackson": the stars made fun of the idea of renaming in the United States eskimo

TV presenter Ivan Urgant on air of the First channel commented on the intention to rename the USA the Popsicle, offering "new name" for ice cream.

The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that the American company Dreyer''s going to change the name of your ice cream EskimoPie, as it is a "derogatory term" for the indigenous peoples of Northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Siberia. As the newspaper writes, citing data from the Smithsonian institution, the Popsicle was invented in 1920 Christian Nelson and chocolatier Russell Stover. They patented the product in 1922 under the name "Popsicle" and with the logo in the form of a man in jacket with fur trim.

In the US, the fishermen found in the river message in a bottle

Alaska fishermen found in the river message in a bottle, reports UPI.

Pet of Bresler son James fished on the river Susitna river. The boy noticed in the water bottle. "I thought it was garbage, but it was not so," he said.

The power of Alaska removed famous in the movie a bus is dangerous for tourists

The power of Alaska removed the abandoned bus where he lived the prototype of the hero of American film "Into the wild" Christopher McCandless repeatedly become "deadly" tourist attraction, according to the Department of natural resources of the state.

The novel "Into the wild" was written in 1996 based on the true story of American traveler by Christopher McCandless, also known under the alias "Alexander the Tramp." A young man from a wealthy family, went to wild area of Alaska and settled in the bus. After four months of his retreat, the man died from exhaustion at age 24. In 2007, the screens out the eponymous film.

Fighters of the U.S. air force escorted Russian Tu-95 in Alaska

The fifth generation fighter F-22 U.S. air force was "caught" in Alaska, the Russian strategic bombers Tu-95, reports defense command North America (NORAD).

The communication is accompanied by pictures where the F-22 captures a number of turboprop Tu-95